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Poster: The Bopper Date: Aug 29, 2006 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

This post is a little over the top, but who cares.

I would have loved to hear Jerry sing John Lennons "watching the wheels". Actually I think they soundchecked it. This song was perfect for the 90's Jerry, slow and fun. Here are the lyrics. They are perfect for Garcia - http://www.lyricsfreak.com/l/lennon+john/watching+the+wheels_20082546.html

What about Weir singing Jerimiah was a bullfrog?

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Poster: Fishead Date: Aug 30, 2006 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

stones :gimmee shelter -brent
doors : peace frog - jerry
crystal ship- jerry
waiting for the sun-phil
who :won't get fooled again - weir
zappa :joe's garage -phil
marshall tucker :can't you see -brent
clapton:cocaine -jerry
marley :3 little birds -weir
tubes: white punks on dope -vinny
small faces : itchycoo park - phil

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 30, 2006 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Spiderman Theme
Holiday
Dirty Boots
Angel of Death
We Got the Beat
Kiss

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Poster: Fishead Date: Sep 1, 2006 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

whip it !!!! whip it good !!!

love shack !!!!!love shack baby!!!!

i could picture weir singin' " like a virgin"
in his homo shorts.....hehehehehehe

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 29, 2006 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

if we're going to be over the top about it...

across the universe
hide your love away
friends
i'm in the mood for a melody
harvest
runaround
sultans of swing

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Poster: scott d. Date: Aug 29, 2006 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I think El Passo may be the only thing they do in 3/4 time, so "Love Calls You By Your Name" By Leonard Cohen might have been interesting. It would have been nice to hear a few Jesse Winchester covers also.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 29, 2006 8:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

achey-breaky heart
slap my bitch up
give it away now
iron man
baby beluga whale
my way (phil vocal)

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Aug 29, 2006 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

in that case:

band on the run
let it bleed

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

i'll certainly second harvest!! also a slow weir version of six blade knife by dstraits (lotsa room for jerry to explore between verses) - harvest would have been real cool though - awesome song

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Aug 29, 2006 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

yes I can definitely hear Weir singing Six blade knife. They could do just about any tune from the first Dire Straits album

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Poster: N.Y. JACK Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

sitting on the dock of the bay

wild night

would have been nice.

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Poster: N.Y. JACK Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

oh and the clashes

rock the casba!

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Another great Jimi jam that would have been right up their alley is: "1983, A Mermaid I Should Be"

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Poster: doodle Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

How about "Tonight I'll be staying here with you" Dylan, Jerry sings
and
"Will it go 'round in circles?", Billy Preston, Brent sings

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Poster: lastcall Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Billy Preston w/ Brent doin' vocals is my fav. so far, although I'd like to hear em' all.
"Whipping Post" Brent on vocals again "Wild Horses" Jerry on vocals

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Poster: doodle Date: Aug 29, 2006 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Alright, just one more of those ridiculous "how could they not" things; Steve Miller's "Space Cowboy" sung by Phil, into Lovelight.

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Poster: Tom Barron Date: Aug 30, 2006 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

YES!

Not the band, but 1983.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Aug 29, 2006 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Back in the day we all wanted "Lucy in the sky" and we finally got it years and years later.

The one we never got was "Somewhere over the rainbow"

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Aug 29, 2006 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I always thought Zevon's "Lawyers, Guns & Money" would have been nice.

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Poster: onesurfblues Date: Aug 29, 2006 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I was thinking Townes Van Zandt, Poncho and Lefty among others

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Aug 29, 2006 10:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I'll second Lawyers, Guns and Money by Zevon....with Lesh on vocals of course.

"I was gambling in Havannah..."

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Poster: onesurfblues Date: Aug 29, 2006 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I was thinking Townes Van Zandt, Poncho and Lefty among others

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Aug 30, 2006 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Talking Heads - don't know which tune but gotta be something there

Layla (w/Hornsby) -- Weir hangs from the rafters of MSG while screaming the lyrics; Jerry offers an apology to the audience

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 31, 2006 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

How about the Dead with Donna singing Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi?
I believe she could have done a great take on that song.
(now flame on-lol)

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 31, 2006 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

LOL! What, You Ain't Woman Enough, wasn't good enough for you?

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 31, 2006 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Did'nt Mountain Girl sing that- well, at least on 5/26/73?
When she was in tune, Donna was great. Scarlet Begonia's, without her harmonies was not as good...(with her wail's at least on key-lol)

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Aug 31, 2006 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I always thought that was Donna. I have a couple of those.

I too am a Donna fan and spent much of the 80's defending her. Then I gave up. Whatever, you know? But just listen to her on Looks Like rain or Scarlet or High TIme (!) or, dare I say it, Cosmic Charlie! Sweet stuff!

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Poster: Gadwah Date: Aug 31, 2006 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Obviously--Magic Bus

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Poster: Olo Date: Aug 29, 2006 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Alley Cat~instrumental from early 60's by Bent Fabic.
Burning of the Midnight Lamp~Jimi. Weir sings
Hummingbird~ Leon Russell. Jerry sings
Lime & the Coconut~Nilsson. Lesh sings.
License to Kill~Dylan. Jerry sings.
Jackie Wilson Said~Van the Man. Weir sings.


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Poster: deadmax Date: Sep 4, 2006 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Down, dirty and funky "Heard it through the Grapevine" and I always wanted to hear "Somewhere over the Rainbow" with Brent singing.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 30, 2006 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

dylan's - you ain't going nowhere.

another nod to dire straits - brothers in arms. (if there ever was a jerry tune)

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day youll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And youll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
Ive watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

Theres so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But its written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 30, 2006 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

oh yeah, either as an opener or encore, willie's - on the road again.

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Poster: dadhed Date: Sep 4, 2006 9:36pm
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wreck of the old 97. old johnny cash song.

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Poster: acetboy Date: Aug 29, 2006 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

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This post was modified by acetboy on 2008-05-30 02:32:47

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-08-29 18:07:10

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Poster: willowgordon Date: Aug 29, 2006 11:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Good call on the Brent "Whipping Post." How about a Garcia "Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard" first set opener? (A lot of Simon's songs would work well, I think.) Or Al Green's version of Kristofferson's "For The Good Times" as a second set ballad? A cover of a cover I suppose.

Or a Weir California Cottonfields > Devil in Disguise cowboy medley?

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Poster: lastcall Date: Aug 31, 2006 8:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

GP tunes would have been very nice to hear.

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Poster: bming5 Date: Sep 3, 2006 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

I remember hearing a tape where Jerry unmistakeably teases with Staying Alive, (yeah, the Bee Gees one) right before charging into Me and My Uncle. It must have been in '77. Anybody else know what I'm talking about? It was around that same time that he played the Close Encounters theme.

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Poster: Katman Date: Sep 4, 2006 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Stayin' Alive tease

For the guy wondering when this one was played - it was 4/24/78 in Normal, Illinois. The briefly tease it before Me and My Uncle, then Jerry quotes it again at the beginning of Big River. The story I heard was that the boys went to see the movie that day before the show.

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Poster: bming5 Date: Sep 4, 2006 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Baby You're a Rich Man!

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Poster: Tom Barron Date: Aug 30, 2006 12:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Wow, tasty...

Jerry doing Suzanne by Cohen would have been amazing.

There was a band called Love, and I believe the Dead did a Little Red Book cover once. (Of course, I was pretty wasted at that particular concert... Or did they?? If so, when and where?)

Duncan, by Paul Simon covered by Jerry. KodaCrome with Bobby.

Bobby doing My Home Town (Springsteen.)

Starship Lincoln (MC-5 from Detroit) would have been a gas for a jam session. Jerry could have gone off into pyrotechnics land with THAT one! Sort of like he did on Blows Against the Empire.





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Poster: TheDaliTrauma Date: Sep 1, 2006 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Nillson "Everybody's Talkin'" (Weir)
Dylan "The House Carpenter" (Garcia)
War "Slippin' Into Darkness" (Weir)
Les McCann and Eddie Harris - "Compared to What?" (Garcia)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 1, 2006 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

No Woman No Cry
When the Levee Breaks

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Poster: Chubber Tomkee Date: Sep 1, 2006 10:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Hey Joe
I've got a feelin

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Poster: scott d. Date: Sep 2, 2006 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

The End of the World - Skeeter Davis

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Poster: Ridge Date: Sep 2, 2006 7:48pm
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I always thought Creedence's "Born on the Bayou" would have made a great jam for the Dead, with Jerry singing lead and going off

and I would have loved to see them do a Talking Heads song - maybe "Swamp" (with Bobby singing) or "Drugs" - think about it, out of "Space" -- there's a party in my mind ....

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Poster: KaiserSose Date: Sep 1, 2006 6:40am
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I always thought Mercury Blues (as performed by the Steve Miller Band, though it may not be his) would have been a very cool first set blues tune with Jerry singing.

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Sep 1, 2006 1:53pm
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Any Led Zep tune!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 1, 2006 2:12pm
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Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps">Coltrane's "A Love Supreme">Marley's "One Love"> The Undertaker's "MONEY"("That's What I Want")(so Bobby can close out the show).

If we're going to get ridiculous . . .

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 1, 2006 2:58pm
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Did someone say "Donna on Cosmic Charlie"? That sentence has an entirely different meaning in this forum!

What do you think Cosmic? Are you man/woman enough to handle that...?

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Aug 29, 2006 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs the boys *should* have covered?

Dixie Chicken- Little Feat

One day listening to 11/8/70- it was the first time I heard the show- I said to myself- especially during some of the long jams- how much the boys sounded like a progressive rock band in the Yes/Pink Floyd/Early Kansas Etc

If we are talking about the band covering songs in any era-I think a stab at Roundabout would have been fun- Or Careful with that Ax Eugene - how about Thick as a Brick from Jethro Tull- especially after Jerry went MIDI he could easily do the flute solos

There was also a band around from 77 or so until the mid eighties called the Dixie Dregs and then The Dregs- a few of their tunes would have been great replacements for pointless Bobby cowboy tunes- The Bash is one such song- there are others- check out the dregs on sugarmegs- some new stuff has surfaced lately- all instrumental- but lights out, kick ass playing

Deep Purple Covers for the dead? Smoke on the Water? WHy not- they covered the Who?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 29, 2006 3:32pm
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I don't know why, but I always thought that the boys could have done a great job with I Dig A Pony off of Let It Be, I think Jerry would have had a ball with that Rock jam at the end.

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Poster: lastcall Date: Aug 29, 2006 3:58pm
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Can I add another Dire Straits tune? Wild West End and David Allen Coe "you never even call me by my name"
great post btw.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 7, 2006 8:31am
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I forget the name of the song- the chorus goes something like this:

" ...to free my soul, I want to get lost in your rock and roll and drift away"

Perfect song for Brent

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 7, 2006 8:36am
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much covered, 'drift away' by dobie gray.

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